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Entries by Peter M. Shane from 10/2008

Ending Divided Government, Bringing Back Checks and Balances

| Posted 10.21.2008 | Politics

The end of the George W. Bush Administration will mark the end of a 40-year period during which, for thirty of those years, the White House and at lea...

Is Palin Rehearsing to Be Dick Cheney II?

| Posted 10.23.2008 | Politics

It sounds to me as if the least qualified vice presidential candidate in American history now wants to double down on Vice President Cheney's already preposterous view of vice presidential power.

Voting Against Monarchy: The Supreme Court, the Unitary Presidency, and the Danger to Democracy

| Posted 10.27.2008 | Politics

There are three overarching reasons why the unitary executive theory -- utterly unsupported by any decent reading of the Constitution -- is so dangerous.

Voting for Democracy: The Obama Vision of Open Government and Public Engagement

| Posted 10.30.2008 | Politics

The Obama platform is something of a "Top Ten" list when it comes to proposals for federal leadership in revitalizing democracy through technology.